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Ethics, Religion and Philosophy BA (Hons)

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Questions about religion and ethics are considered by us all at some point in our lives. And it’s these questions that lie at the heart of this course. You’ll consider theories about the meaning of existence, divinity, who we are as individuals, and our relation to the transcendent from Eastern, African, and Western cultural perspectives and religious institutions. You’ll explore how these theories have shaped our ideas about humanity, and the challenges the modern world poses. And along the way, you’ll find your philosophical voice and develop a rich set of analytical and critical skills invaluable for your future – with the power to influence others and drive change.As a philosophy student you will be joining a hub of research active philosophers with local, national and international impact, with many of them being invited to present at major international conferences and workshops. Our staff work across key areas including metaethics, normative ethics and philosophy of religion – with this expertise behind us, we can give you a rounded, balanced understanding of the subject.You may also have the opportunity to spend your third year studying overseas, including in the US, or on placement, with opportunities available in Britain or abroad. This course has a foundation year available.**Features and Benefits**- **Learn from experts** - our academics are leading specialists in their fields including moral theory and the philosophy of religion. With this expertise behind you, you can be sure your learning is relevant and cutting-edge.- **Wide range of units** - from your second year you’ll choose from a diverse range of option units, allowing you to pursue your own interests.- **Outside the mainstream** - we offer an inclusive curriculum that engages with philosophical thought outside of mainstream philosophy and explores the principles of equity, diversity and inclusivity - allowing you to successfully challenge established modes of thought.- **Assessments** - we’ll encourage you to think deeply, critically and creatively through a variety of assessment methods including learning diaries, portfolios, presentations and short essays. - **Employability** - we place a strong emphasis on key employability skills, ensuring you have the IT, communication and team-working abilities that employers value. We also offer a distinct link to the PGCE provision at Manchester Met in your third year.- **Flexibility** - this course offers you the chance to change to the general BA (Hons) Philosophy degree route after your first year.- **Placement or study abroad flexibility** - you may have the opportunity to spend your third year studying abroad or boost your career prospects with a placement in industry.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 51 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    108 52%

    41st

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    30th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    8th

    8

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